I am an American R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and music producer from Austin, Texas, who fell in love with music at the age of three. Since then I have evolved into a soulful young woman whose mission is to add love, passion, and value into the world of music.
I have produced, written, and arranged 2 solo EPs. I specialize in soulful R&B lead vocals and/or backup vocals, mesmerizing hooks, and passionate beats.
I wish to make our workflow as efficient as possible. I will:
- Record a demo of a topline melody that we'll pass it back and forth until it's perfect
- Lyrics will be added when the topline is approved
- Record the final master with Leads, Backgrounds, Adlibs & Doubles/ Whispers
- As an artist I understand creating quality art can require more but, I ask we keep job revisions to no more than 3 rounds of edits
Music is my passion and I am always interested in trying new things!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Mikaela
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Personally I love both. Digital is a lot easier and is becoming more popular but with my old soul, I still love analog.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I were stuck on a desert island I would take my mic, my laptop, and my writing journal, thats all I need to create my music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as old school R&B/Soul, loving and passionate.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is writing where the song tells a full story. I love doing this because it lets the listener know exactly what's happening so they can really feel the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I currently have a home studio setup.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians that inspire me are Beyoncé, Marvin Gaye, Toni Braxton as well as groups like Con Funk Shun, Cameo, L.T.D., and New Birth.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I am most proud of at the moment is my first EP called Pretty Pricey, I am proud of this EP because it was my very first album that I released. I wrote, produced and sung every song on the EP which makes me really proud as well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on a few different albums that are about my growth in the most recent years.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I currently dont know anyone on Sound Better but I am really wanting to network with other artists.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: the promise I make to my clients is to be understanding of their creative process and help them create the best music possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I am able to be creative and tell stories with my music and writing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question I get is about my work process. My answer is my typical work process varies, if I have a beat I will listen to the beat and find a rhythm that flows as well as find the vibe I get from the beat, then I will write the lyrics from that rhythm and vibe. If I dont have a beat I will go off of the vibe I am feeling at the moment and then build a beat off of the lyrics and the vibe.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I believe the biggest misconception about what I do it is that you can't actually be successful in doing it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is their goal for the project? What is the vibe of the project? What is the deadline for the project?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process varies, if I have a beat I will listen to the beat and find a rhythm that flows as well as find the vibe I get from the beat, then I will write the lyrics from that rhythm and vibe. If I dont have a beat I will go off of the vibe I am feeling at the moment and then build a beat off of the lyrics and the vibe.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would suggest a client knowing exactly what they want. Whether its the vibe you are going for or just a certain rhythm, understand what you are wanting the finished product to sound like and be clear about it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been singing since the age of 3 and writing since I was about 5. I released my first EP in 2017 which I sung, wrote and produced.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My tip for music production is to relax and trust yourself, you will create the best work when you believe in your abilities.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring cohesiveness to a song, I always try to tell a story through my music from start to finish.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Beyoncé because of her amazing work ethic and vocals. I believe I would be able to learn a lot from her.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love R&B music so I normally focus on that but I also have an interest in Hip Hop and Pop.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I often sing and song write for the majority of my clients.